I just picked up a functional Stax SRM-T1 that I’ll upgrade with new caps and Jim Lin’s CCS upgrade pretty soon. My preamp has balanced outputs, and I was wondering if it makes sense for me to do an XLR balanced input conversion to the SRM-T1, given that the T1 uses virtually the same PCB as the XLR-equipped SRM-T1S. I have the T1 schematic, but I’ve not been able to locate one for the T1S nor details on how the input circuit differs between these two amps.
Is the sonic benefit from using a balanced input more trouble than it’s worth? Would the XLR mod be straightforw